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LT PR Nonprofit Challenge: Help Us Make a Difference…

Over the course of its 64 year history, OLSHF has made stewardship a top priority so that dollars given can have as much impact on individual lives as possible. One hundred percent of every dollar given goes directly toward treatment and care through one of...

PR and HR: Communications and Culture “R” Us During an M&A

Report from the April 17, 2013 Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) breakfast panel: "Leadership Challenges in Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Restructuring." Communication and culture are critical to merger and acquisition (M&A) success,  say panelists Tony Hunter, Chicago Tribune Company's CEO, Peter McDonald, United's COO  and Pamela Forbes Lieberman, True...

Now Is A Great Time to Spring Clean Your PR Efforts

As public relations professionals it’s critical that every so often we take a step back from our day-to-day tasks and take stock of our ongoing PR efforts. Spring is now here we can look at it as a “spring cleaning” review, but of course any...

Lesson Learned from Rutgers? PR Wisdom Is Critical to Avoid Crises

Most institutions (and corporations for that matter) are far too insular to deal with a public relations crisis effectively. Relationships and leadership dynamics cloud judgments, leaving decision makers unable to weigh properly the relative importance of various facts and to act wisely....

Merger & Acquisition Communications for Credit Unions

Strategic M&A communications make a good merger deal a great one~ but don’t wait until it’s time to announce the vote to members to think about communications. The credit union industry is consolidating.  Since 1970 there have been 13,000 credit union mergers.  For smaller credit unions,...

Building your Personal Brand

The sooner you define your brand, the sooner you define your career. [Before or after you read this blog, watch this TED Talk.] There are countless compelling PR stories that entice us to buy a product or become loyal to a cause or a brand and we’re...

PR Lessons To Be Learned From Yahoo’s Mistakes

This past week Yahoo made unwelcome international news over its decision to stop allowing workers to continue telecommuting. Although I’m sure the debate whether or not the decision was a good one will rage on for years to come, from a PR perspective there are...